February 21, 2024

Overall, Algerian-Moroccan relations have always been at odds, the existence since 1989 of the Arab Maghrib Union (UMA) notwithstanding. In fact, the UMA has not been operational due precisely to tension between the two countries. Strained relations derive from a historical and post-colonial evolution – dominated by power politics – of which Western Sahara is only one, albeit major, aspect.

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Algerian Moroccan relations and their impact on Maghribi integration

Source: The Journal of North African Studies

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